Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association Luncheons

ERFA Luncheons

All retired HSU faculty, tenured faculty and lecturers vested in CalPERS, are invited to attend the monthly luncheon programs held at noon on the second Tuesday of the month at the Plaza Grill (Upper Floor) in Arcata. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 per person (includes beverage, tax, and tip), and spouses, guests, and friends are welcome. Coffee (free) will be available at 11:40 AM. before the luncheon. Come early and have an opportunity to visit with old and new friends.

In an effort to reduce costs and paper usage, one mailing per semester will be sent via USPS announcing the upcoming luncheon schedule and scheduled presenters. Monthly reminders will be sent via email thereafter. Note: To help defray the postage and materials costs, the annual dues are $10.00. Checks should be made payable to: HSU Emeritus & Retired Faculty Association and sent to the University Senate Office, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521. You may also pay your dues at the luncheon meeting.

If you would like to request to be added or removed from the mailing list, please send an email to Ken Fulgham (ken.fulgham@humboldt.edu) or call the University Senate Office (707-826-3657). All retired and emeritus faculty are automatically added to the ERFA mailing list. Luncheon notices are sent to local zip codes only, unless requested otherwise. If you wish to receive the notices via email, send your name and email to the University Senate Office.


Spring 2019 ERFA Luncheon Schedule and Presenters

12 February 2019: Risk Factors in Deeply Divided Societies: America's Unhealed Wounds," a presentation and discussion with Kerri Malloy, HSU Lecturer in Native American Studies.

How a country’s conflict history is remembered, taught, processed, and understood contributes to the divisions in society. Drawing on the representations and experiences of Native America throughout the history of the United States the origins of present-day societal divisions can be identified, acknowledged, and a healing process initiated.

12 March 2019: Using High Throughput Sequencing to Understand the Evolution History & Conserve Mammals, a presentation and discussion with Melissa Hawkins, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences, and 2018 ERFA award recipient.

Since 2008 whole genomes can be sequenced, mined for reliable markers and typed across a large number of samples allowing for a more representative interpretation of genetic diversity.. I will highlight how this technology works, and what this means for a group of chipmunks found in the Pacific Northwest.

9 April 2019: Small Scale Water Treatment Protocol for Cyanotoxins a presentation and discussion with Margarita Otero-Diaz, Assistant Professor in Environmental Resources Engineering, and 2018 ERFA award recipient.

An increase in harmful algal blooms in local watersheds threatens drinking water supplies for rural populations. This research compares the effectiveness & feasibility of treatment methods for cyanotoxins in small water treatment systems.

14 May 2019: Institutional History:  What do ERFA Members Think the New HSU President Should Know? an interactive presentation and discussion with Stephanie Burkhalter, Associate Professor of Politics

Stephanie Burkhalter, current University Senate Chair, will provide a brief overview of the work of the Senate in AY 19-20 and the presidential search process.  She will ask ERFA members to participate in a discussion focused on aspects of HSU's institutional history that they think the new HSU president should know as she/he leads HSU into its next era.